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Sunderland are the guests at Weston Homes Stadium on Monday for the League One meeting with home team Peterborough United.
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Peterborough United will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 League One triumph against Fleetwood Town.
The only scorer from Peterborough United was Jonson Clarke-Harris (89').
Matches involving Peterborough United have usually been entertaining encounters lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 23 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 14 of them being chalked up by The Posh.
Heading into this fixture, Peterborough United are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Sunderland will go into this meeting following on from a 3-1 League One win as they beat Oxford United in their most recent outing.
For Sunderland, the scorers were Lynden Gooch (45'), Aiden McGeady (81') and Max Power (90'). James Henry (21') scored for Oxford United.
In 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Sunderland, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is a meagre 2, with the average goals for The Black Cats standing at 1.67. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Their previous form shows that Sunderland:
- have left without a victory over Peterborough United when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 08/01/2012 tells us that Peterborough United have won 1 of these & Sunderland 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for The Posh and 8 created by The Black Cats. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league clash between the two was League One match day 3 on 26/09/2020 when it ended Sunderland 1-0 Peterborough United.
The match was refereed by Scott Oldham.
Team News: Peterborough United
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Sunderland
In an otherwise healthy group, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Sunderland manager Lee Johnson to contend with. Arbenit Xhemajli (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) misses out for this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that Sunderland and Peterborough United should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Weston Homes Stadium (15,314)
Captain: Mark Beevers
Chairman: Darragh MacAnthony
Manager: Darren Ferguson
Competitions: League One position 2
🔑 Key Man: Siriki Dembélé
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Siriki Dembélé was born in London, England. Having played his first senior match for Grimsby Town in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has accumulated 7 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 34 appearances.